Drupal - Production Migration Process
When you are happy with your dev site and are ready to move to production, please follow the steps below. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any assistance with the following steps.
Pass the SF State Website Assessment
Visit the SF State ATI website at https://access.sfsu.edu/ati/webaccess/process to understand the accessibility requirements and the review process. This should be an iterative process and accessibility guidelines should be kept in mind when adding content. Send your results to the ATI Team (email@example.com) for a review and to receive approval.
Meet branding requirements
If your site is linked from sfsu.edu then the new site must meet branding requirements and be approved by University Communications. Since you are using the Drupal template, it should meet the branding requirements. Visit the University Communications website at http://puboff.sfsu.edu . Then, email firstname.lastname@example.org for approval. Additional information can be found here regarding the template and university logo.
Ready to go live? At this point you can email email@example.com with the approvals from DPRC and University Communications and we will make your site live.
There are a few more steps we recommend you take to clean things up.
If you would like a dedicated subdomain -for your site e.g. <yoursite>.sfsu.edu (instead of sites.sfsu.edu/<yoursite>), please send an e-mail with the subdomain name to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subdomain can provide support for HTTP access but not HTTPS access.
Redirect from your old site
Please e-mail email@example.com to setup a redirect for your old URL. We will also walk you through how to link important pages directly to the new location. Keep in mind if you have printed publications that include your old URL, we recommended setting up a redirect.
Search who is linking to your site
We strongly recommend contacting customers who are linking to the site. Notify them that the site is updated and that the links to the site have changed.
Tips to find out who is linking to your site:
In Google search, type link:<your-current-url> (e.g.: link:http://sfsu.edu). Google will list all the indexed web pages that are linking in (both internal and external web pages).
Another tool to find out the incoming links is http://www.opensiteexplorer.org
Update sfsu.edu home page, A-Z Index, and other links
If your site is listed on the www.sfsu.edu home page, A-Z Index or other SF State pages, let us (firstname.lastname@example.org) know the links need to be changed and we will forward the request to Web Team on your behalf.
Set up search
Request a local Google site search
If you would like a local Google site search that searches only your site content, please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the site name and site URL. We will forward the request to Web Team on your behalf. Please allow up to five business days for the request to be processes.
Schedule a search re-crawl
We will send a re-crawl request to the Web Team on your behalf. If you had a custom collection for your old site, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the new URL. We will forward it to the Web Team so that they can update the collection to point to your new site.
Congratulations! Your Drupal site is up and running.